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Governor threatens special session over budget


JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Gov. Bill Walker said he is willing to call the Legislature into a special session if

lawmakers don’t pass any revenue proposals to help close a multibillion-dollar budget deficit.

His push for more income comes as the state’s Department of Revenue on

Monday released a forecast showing another $300 million drop in funding for the current year and a $564 million drop for 2017.

“It’s important that we have

legislation passed this session or a special session to make sure that we have taken away the uncertainty,” Walker said during a news conference...

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